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Foster Loyer’s career day powers Michigan State into B1G Tourney semifinal The Only Colors
Having logged just 167 minutes all season before Friday’s matchup, Loyer’s career-high 14 points and four 3-pointers gave MSU the spark it desperately needed, surging past Ohio State 77-70 and advancing to the Big Ten Tournament semifinal for a second-straight season.

Michigan State pulls away from Ohio State in Big Ten tournament, 77-70 Detroit Free Press
Cassius Winston started slowly. Foster Loyer came to his rescue. And Tom Izzo got his 600th career victory with one of the defining traits of his program: dominant point guard production. Winston and Loyer combined for 32 points as No. 6 Michigan State basketball pulled away in to a 77-70 victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals at United Center.

‘I was feeling it’: Foster Loyer stars in MSU triumph as toe injury slows Cassius Winston Detroit News
The T-shirts in the locker room and the signs in the stands spelled it out – 600. That was the level Michigan State coach Tom Izzo reached on Friday, earning victory No. 600 on a day the Spartans knocked off Ohio State to advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s Big Ten tournament win over Ohio State
Lansing State Journal
1. Finally, glimpses of the Foster Loyer we thought we knew
2. Nick Ward’s return went OK – and OK is just fine
3. Freshman thoughts — the Ohio State edition, Part III

Foster Loyer explodes in win over Ohio State Spartan Avenue
Although he was part of a five-man group late in the game that nearly blew a 22-point lead, he was one of the main reasons the Spartans had a healthy lead in the first place. He scored a career-high 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor and 4-for-5 from 3-point range.

Michigan State Ousts Ohio State, Advances to B1G Semifinal MSU Official
Cassius Winston scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five assists and freshman guard Foster Loyer scored a career-high 14 points as top-seeded Michigan State beat Ohio State, 77-70, in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game at the United Center on Friday afternoon.

Loyer Goes Off and Nick Ward Returns to lead the Spartans into the Big Ten Semi-Finals The Only Colors
Michigan State advanced to the semi-finals of the Big Ten Tournament with a 77-70 win over Ohio State, but the game wasn’t nearly as close as the final score would suggest. The Spartans built a 20 point second half lead on the back of Cassius Winston and…Foster Loyer. The two Spartan point guards combined for 32 points and carried the team to its third victory of the season over the Buckeyes.

Foster Loyer the unlikely hero in Michigan State’s win over Ohio State The Only Colors
Entering No. 6 Michigan State’s Friday’s matchup with Ohio State, almost nobody was expecting Foster Loyer to step up on the biggest of stages the way he did. Especially considering the highly-decorated high-school star had only logged 167 minutes total in 29 games played in his freshman season.

Foster Loyer proves Tom Izzo didn’t recruit him as charity Detroit Free Press
Turns out Foster Loyer can play in the Big Ten. And that Tom Izzo recruited him for a reason. And that it had nothing to do with charity. Or bribery. Or a connection back in Iron Mountain. Loyer, Michigan State’s freshman point guard, saved the Spartans Friday afternoon at the Big Ten tournament, in a 77-70 win over Ohio State.

Nick Ward embraces new role in return Detroit Free Press
Nick Ward’s first shot in roughly a month was one Tom Izzo immediately wanted back. Until it went in. “I sat there and said ‘what is he … nice shot,’ ” Izzo recalled Friday after Michigan State’s 77-70 win over Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals.

Tom Izzo: Cassius Winston played injured vs. Ohio State Detroit Free Press
Michigan State basketball star Cassius Winston played through an injured toe and foot on Friday, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said on the Big Ten Network broadcast. Winston played against Ohio State on Friday in the Big Ten tournament in Chicago, scoring a game-high 18 points in the 77-70 victory. He got some rest early in the first half, thanks to a career-best performance from freshman Foster Loyer (14 points).

MSU downs Ohio State to advance to Big Ten Tournament semifinal Spartan Tailgate
While it was a slog at times, and downright messy at the end, there was a lot Michigan State could feel good about beyond the final score in Friday’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal against Ohio State. The top-seeded Spartans got Nick Ward back involved, they limited the wear and tear on Matt McQuaid and Cassius Winston, freshman point guard Foster Loyer had the best game of his career, they beat the Buckeyes for the third time this season and head coach Tom Izzo earned his 600th win.